Venetian Festival is a Summer Must in Charlevoix

July 17-24, 2021

The volunteers who host each July's week-long Venetian Festival in Charlevoix like to say that the event is only missing thing: a cost for admission. Free music, parades, children's activities and fireworks are all free.

The Venetian Festival in Charlevoix has been a highlight of summer in Northern Michigan for more than 80 years. During the Festival, there are daily music performances on two stages in Charlevoix's East Park. Venetian Games include kids and teens in soccer, basketball, running, boarding, sailing, volleyball, golf and tennis tournaments plus a Battle of the Bands for youth musicians. Kids Day at Lake Michigan Beach includes an inflatable climb, ragamuffins theatre, twister joe, pony rides, bubble fun and craft tent.

Water activities include a night boat parade--with boats decorated, animated and lit--and an AquaPalooza boating party take place on Round Lake in Charlevoix.

The Charlevoix Venetian Festival queen is crowned in special festivities. The street parade is the place to be for fun, music, and craziness and thousands of people line the street to watch the floats. Two nights of fireworks? Yes, two!

Here are 2019 events. Check back for 2021.

Tennis Finals
Jr Golf Finals and Carey Cup

July 20
Beach Bash Volleyball, Corn Toss Tournament, AquaPalooza, Pickleball

July 21
Beach Bash Basketball, Pickleball, Worship on the Water, Disc Golf Doubles,

July 22
Cottage Croquet Tournament, Main Street Monday

July 23
Bingo, Jr. Sailing Regatta, 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament, Venetian Rhythms

July 24
Sailing Regatta, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent--Venetian Rhythms

July 25
Farmers Market, Kid's Day, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent, Venetian Rhythms

July 26
Arnold Carnival, Queen Coronation, Art Work Auction, Tiki Tent, Venetian Rhythms, Fireworks

July 27
Drenth Memorial Foot Race, Ryan Shay Mile, Street Parade, Venetian Rhythms, Charlevoix All Class Reunion, Bridge Street Block Party, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent--Venetian Rhythms, Venetian Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks

For more information:
Charlevoix Venetian Festival
309 Petoskey Ave
Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Last Updated: 02-25-2021 02:58 PM ID: 632